Tony Jackson of the Los Angeles Daily News reported last night that the Dodgers have made a one-year $25 million offer to Manny Ramirez. Dodgers GM Ned Colletti confirmed the offer was made Sunday evening, but would not confirm the length or dollar amount of the offer.
This offer is believed to be only the second offer Scott Boras has received for Manny Ramirez. Boras announced back in November he was ready to take only "serious" offers, and has received none. He has received two offers, both from the Dodgers.
After confirming the offer to Ramirez, Coletti was quoted as saying "``We are still trying to sign Manny, and we hope that this will make him happy.''
ESPN's Jayson Stark reported that the Dodgers have given Boras and Ramirez 48 hours to accept or reject the offer. More than likely, this offer will be rejected by Boras.
Or, maybe this will get Boras off his pompous a$$ and start negotiating with the Dodgers. To date, Boras has sat back attempting to make a market for Manny when none has existed.
Should Boras reject the offer, Colletti has a few solid alternatives in Adam Dunn and Bobby Abreu, and Boras knows this.
Who will blink? Boras or Colletti?
Update (9:47am): Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports that Manny Ramirez has rejected the Dodgers offer. Ken Rosenthal reports LA may now go after SP Randy Wolf, Adam Dunn and Orlando Hudson.